For this hiking class, we will be hiking four trails in Pittsfield - the Boulders, Canoe Meadows, Pittsfield State Forest and the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail. Hikes will be 75 minutes with time to learn about the forests, meadows and wetlands through which we will walk. All hikes have minimal elevation gain. Three are over uneven ground. OLLI members will be joined by clients from Second Street, Second Chances, a program for individuals returning to the community from the House of Corrections or the Chicopee Women's Center.
Kate and John Kidd are experienced hikers who have coordinated a small hiking group that has been exploring the Berkshire Hills and the Taconics for five years. Kate is a frequent OLLI at BCC instructor. John directed a program in Connecticut for 23 years that worked with returning citizens. John and Kate volunteer with BNRC to help steward some of the trails we will be hiking.
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